Editorials

Here’s the bad news. Across the nation, we’re seeing new records set for COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, more than 40,000 were reported. Kansas has experienced an uptick as well, with 178 new cases listed on…

Gov. Laura Kelly should be commended for establishing a Commission on Racial Equity and Justice. After recent deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement, a national outcry has created a civil rights…

President Trump may soon need a new nickname for “Sleepy Joe” Biden. How does President-elect sound? On present trend that’s exactly what Mr. Biden will be on Nov. 4, as Mr. Trump heads for what…

For practically my entire career, when I’ve written about the experiences of Black people I’ve had to do so using a lower case “b.” It never felt right. But that was the official style at…

President Trump’s economic agenda has always been marked by a contradiction. He wants America to be the world’s high-tech business hub, but then he closes off the human talent essential to stay globally competitive. That’s…

Anxiety from COVID-19 has manifested itself in myriad ways — the hoarding of toilet paper and cleaning supplies, binge-watching TV shows, stocking up the freezer. Most actions are harmless, though at times have proved an…

Garold Minns, Sedgwick County’s public health officer, told county leaders Wednesday that face coverings are one of the few tools we have to curb the spread of COVID-19. “If this mask keeps a neighbor from…

Coaches at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University have signed statements declaring Election Day a mandatory day off for athletes, ensuring no practice or competition will interfere with getting student athletes to the…

If the primary elections are an indication, the Nov. 3 general election is on course to be a nightmare.  Not only will we likely not know the election’s outcome in a timely manner, but many…

The Trump administration’s decision to remove more than 9,000 troops from Germany by September is part of a dispiriting pattern. It serves little strategic purpose and will be virtually impossible to pull off. News of…